Little ones are never too young to experience the exhibits, programs and welcoming environment at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, a nonprofit located in downtown Charleston. Just ask Executive Director Nichole Myles. “Our focus is from birth through age 10,” she explained. “Lots of families ask ‘how young is too young?’ We start programming as soon as they feel comfortable bringing their kids in. We’re a great place to play — right from the start.”
The creative capacity of children extends far beyond coloring inside the lines of an already-drawn picture or recreating the images they see on the Play-Doh box.
Developing a child’s unique creative process, which should be encouraged in children as young as babies, can help with literacy and problem-solving skills and even determine adeptness for STEM careers, says Nichole Myles, executive director of the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry.